i painted this fish:
you can't see it that well cos my office isn't super-well lit, but it's one of those slightly tacky molded resin garden ornament thingies- about a foot long, weighs about 2lb- cost me $20 from shoppers-drug-mart, used to be nastily beige.
i saw it there last year and wanted to get it then, but the bf wasn't receptive to my pouty-faced wanting of an overpriced piece of tacky plastic with flaking paint, designed to be plonked completely adrift from it's natural environment amidst organised garden foliage, until this year, for some unfathomable reason.
i got it with the intent of making it even more kitsch, and then sticking it in the middle of my front lawn to torment the neighbours (whom i feel have shockingly unsettling taste, and make me wish to scream or weep frequently with their own random garden decor).
unfortunately i quickly came to the realisation that my fish would get nicked if i left it unsupervised out there, they'd probably really like it, and might start to up the ante with even more cheesy gack of their own, and all round that it'd be a better idea if i instead spend the next few years shifting this sodding chunk of resin round in circles in my house while trying to work out where the heck to put it long term. currently i'm thinking 'on lockable wheels, as a cat-annoying device/doorstop'. maybe even 'on very low slung bicycle' in the same role. yes, i have quite possibly completely and utterly lost it.
anyway, 2 or 3 days post-purchase, it now has half of michaels acrylic paint department on it- including two shades of metallic paint watered down for washes, and a lot of blobs of glitter. at some point i'll probably put a clear matte spray varnish on there too. and it's just the right amount of toothhurtingly pretty for my special brand of masochism.
i am using every feeble half-measure of my remaining pathetic willpower to not go overboard and procure a whole school of the little buggers, and paint them all differently. cos that's like the last thing i really need- 20 plastic fish in my spare bedroom, amidst the cats.
(too dark to be of much use) closeups: